Cornwall community workers in honours list
- 31 December 2010
- From the section Cornwall
Community and charity workers are among six people who have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours list for their work in Cornwall.
Peter Jewell has been appointed MBE for services to Bodmin's community.
Sarita Perkins, from Falmouth, becomes an MBE for services to the Chiverton Riding for the Disabled Association and to the community in Cornwall.
Merlin Project president Dr Derek Murphy becomes an MBE for services to people with Multiple Sclerosis.
The Cornish charity, set up by Dr Murphy in 2001, offers MS patients help with treatments and support to manage their condition.
Other award recipients include John Keast, from St Austell. The former national government adviser on religious education has been appointed OBE for services to education.
Mr Keast said that the honour was an "absolute shock".
He said: "I never expected it ever in my life.
"I'm very pleased and very proud that the area that I work in has been recognised in this way."
Fred Greenslade, from Truro, has become an MBE for services to local government.
Edwin Lello, from Camborne, has been appointed MBE for services to the farming industry.